Amy Drew, BA, PGDip SLT, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, Reg. HCPC
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist & Director, Trustee, Grove Cottage-MENCAP Bishop’s Stortford
Amy is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 9 years’ experience and 5 years’ experience working as a speech and language therapy assistant, prior to training as a therapist. Amy trained at City University, London, graduating in 2007. Amy has a breadth of experience providing therapy for preschoolers, primary age children and young people with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs. Special interests and skills include Parent-Child Interaction, pre-school special needs, Down Syndrome, Autism, cleft/palate related speech issues, speech and language development and disorders. Amy has a strong commitment to educating and empowering others to develop their confidence and competence to support young people with speech, language and communication needs.
Marissa Pajot Webb, MA, CCC-SLP, SLT, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, Reg. HCPC
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist & Director
Marissa is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 9 years’ experience practicing in both the USA where she originally obtained her MA from Montclair State University in NJ, USA in Speech and Language Pathology and the UK for the past 7 years. In the USA, Marissa worked in mainstream schools and a specialized Aural Deaf Education program. Since moving the UK, she has worked within the NHS in clinics, mainstream and special schools as well as post 16 provisions. Areas of particular interest and skills include Parent-Child Interaction, hearing impairment, bilingualism, Autism, articulation difficulties and language and literacy. Marissa is passionate about current research into the connection between early attachment and communication development.
History of The Orchid Practice
The Orchid Practice was founded by Specialist Speech and Language Therapists with a vision for providing support to children with special educational needs or specific speech and language difficulties and their families. The inspiration for our name came from our observations that like our clients, orchids are individual, rare, special, intriguing and above all, orchids triumph against adversity. Given the right environment and the right support, orchids will flourish. At The Orchid Practice we are passionate about creating interventions which will enable our clients to realise their full potential.
Our practice has quickly developed to incorporate specialised services for children with autistic spectrum disorders and young adults with speech and language difficulties. We have developed a strong network of high quality professionals able to provide holistic support for our clients including relaxation therapy, health visiting and joint professional training.